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My mission is to change how we "do development" by bringing compassion into our work. With this change, we can center on the core principles of the sector:

Empowering others, acting with empathy and thriving in the process.

​If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you are in the right place. Let’s connect!

  • Do you think international development about supporting governments and communities as they work through their solutions to end poverty and injustice?

  • Do you believe that empowerment is rooted in considering people as naturally creative and resourceful instead of in need of fixing?

  • Do you often feel like you are fighting an uphill battle in your work environment, leaving you drained, burnt out, and sometimes doubting your impact?

  • Do you wonder how you can sustain and act on the compassion that got you into the sector in the first place?

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i'm signe

I support people and organisations working with or in the Global South by helping them incorporate compassion into their approaches. 

I have spent a decade in the international development sector, working closely with governments in sub-Saharan Africa.

I have seen firsthand the tensions and frustrations that local policymakers and international development professionals experience in these environments. I know how it feels.

From navigating bureaucratic and political structures to experiencing a constant lack of resources paired with pressing demands, it is easy to lose the connection to what we are trying to bring about in the world

Feelings of inadequacy start to settle in, making our efforts seem pointless, and, as a result, we end up suffering from burnout. It can feel impossible to escape this cycle.

Experiencing this cycle has led me to explore compassion as a foundation for why we set out to make a positive difference and how we can do it without burning our candles at both ends.


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1:1 coaching


Embark on a personal journey

Are you an international development professional that cares about making a positive impact and seeks greater alignment in your work?


Are you curious about ways to amplify your impact?


Whether you are interested in incorporating compassion into your leadership, transitioning roles, or considering a career shift, 1:1 coaching is for you. Our sessions will be uniquely tailored to your journey, allowing you to channel your compassion in a way that is meaningful to you.

group training

bring compassion into your organisation

Are you a part of a team or organisation looking to incorporate new approaches to the way you work? 


Are you curious about how compassionate coaching could benefit you or the local partners you seek to empower?

I offer workshops and trainings focusing on compassion and coaching approaches that lead to greater fulfillment, a sense of purpose, and positive outcomes within your organisation.

What people say

“I felt like a single meeting helped me make mental steps forward that would normally cost me weeks or months to solve”

When I started working with Signe, I felt stuck and doubted how I would ever be able to continue in my field. Signe has a special way of creating a non-judgmental space in which I discovered how hard I judge myself. This breakthrough helped me clear some clouds in my head, allowing me to act on building my confidence and moving ahead with my projects. As a person who mostly works on my own, the coaching sessions were immensely helpful to gain a different perspective and walk through personal topics that were crucial to make important professional steps. Signe is solution oriented and really manages to keep the focus on the goals that we created together.

Fadia – Project Manager and PhD Candidate


My clients work for organisations such as...

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the Compassion conversation

Read the compassion conversation series where international development professionals share their personal stories and perspectives on compassion in practice.


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